Discovery of beautiful nature, people and greek culture.
EuropeGreece5 days / August 2019
Highs & Lows
Sunset at the beaches that are not to be missed.
In august ist can get to hot some days.
Kefalonia is one of many greek islands that ist not that popular and therefore a really nice experience. It has lots of marvelous beaches with turquoise water, good restaurants, very friendly people and of course nice weather. If u want to have a beautiful summer trip with places that are not that crowded like lots of other famous beaches than Kefalonia is definitely is a good choice.
Our first stop was Atheras in the north of the island which is aproximately 1 h by car from the main city Argostoli. Ist is a quite Little village with a very nice beach and also a spot for sailors. We stayed at an AirBnb which was runned by a women who is spending her vacaciones together with her other 3 sibblings at a farm. The Family was very welcoming, invited us to greek dinner, showed us how to dance zeibeikiko and we even did a little party together with them and other people from the village directly at the beach. Not to forgert the fresh figs we ate very day that were growing from their own fig trees and of course the delicious hommeade white wine. That Airbnb is a real traure.
Another very beutiful beach, that is also really untouristy is called Fteri Beach that u also can only reach by walking through the forest and climbing down a big hill. U will have to take your time to get to the place and be adventurous because there is no real prepared road to get to the beach but it is definitely worth it. Once we get there, there have been only two other persons that were at the place so we had a lot of privacy at a really big beach. I recomend to take food, parasol and hiking shoes such as a hat are good tools for this trip because you will need to take your time to enjoy Fteri Beach.
One day we went to a little town called Fiskardo which is a really cosy and cute little place to see. It was approximately 1h by car from our Airbnb in Atheras and apparently a well known tourist sport. Anyways that didn't take the Charme of the place. It was still very nice to walk around the city port and sit down for coffee. You will also find lots of shops with handmade stuff like handbags, ceramics, food and many more things. We sit down for a little break and had delicious pita with Gyros with a awesome view on the citys little port where you can watch lots of Yachts.
Q & A
What would you have changed?I would have stayed longer because 5 nights were for sure to short.
Anything go wrong during the trip?Sometimes it was hard to drive the car when it was very hilly but you will get used to it.
Restaurant recommendations?Taverna Drosos
Tips you would give a friend?I recommend to rent a car if that is posible. Because there are so many places at Kefalonia island that it is very practical to be mobile with a car.
Packing tips?I'll recommend to pack up not to much so you can get some nice things as a souvenir.
Transportation Tips?Rental car i recommended.
Any surprises?The Airbnb was a real positive surprise because the owners made us feel like we have been a part of the family.
Booking details?Flight by EasyJet directly from Berlin to Argostoli. location was Airbnb.